New Developments in Sensor Based Sorting

APCOM 2009
M. Kowalczyk,
Abstract The successful application of color sorting machines has established sensor-based sorting in the mineral industry in recent years and is considered today as a significant innovation in processing technology. However, we are only at the beginning of (market) introduction. New sensor systems have been developed, which exploit material properties such as electrical conductivity, magnetization, molecular structure, thermal conductivity etc. This opens up new exciting pre-concentration and upgrading possibilities for many applications such as nickel, gold, copper and other ores as well as for industrial minerals, diamonds and other gem stones.
Keywords: Sorting, Sensors, X-ray, vision, Pre-concentration, Conductivity, Automation
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